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iTunes 9 has no love for the Palm Pre again - the battle continues

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iTunes 9 has no love for the Palm Pre again - the battle continues
The ongoing battle continues to rage on between Palm and Apple – with both trying to one up the other. Apple just recently released iTunes 9 which of course blocks out the Palm Pre from syncing with the software. We've seen it happen already in the past when the last version of iTunes came out and Palm quickly provided an update to get around it. For the short time, we hope, Palm Pre owners will need to look elsewhere like the Missing Sync if you've installed iTunes 9. And for everyone else that did not update to it, then you'll probably want to sit tight and hold off from clicking that download button until Palm releases WebOS 1.2 which might get around it again. Let's hope the wait isn't too long now.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. Gsmalltheway (Posts: 200; Member since: 15 Aug 2009)

So childish

posted on 10 Sep 2009, 12:10

2. AZNphoneGeek (Posts: 200; Member since: 15 May 2009)

this is the dumbest battle. apple is just making it a pain in the butt for their itunes subscribers. palm is just going to keep finding a way into itunes...

posted on 10 Sep 2009, 12:51

3. bronxbomber (Posts: 82; Member since: 10 Apr 2009)


posted on 10 Sep 2009, 15:52

5. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

It's a dumb battle but I blame that on palm and not on apple. iTunes is Apple's product and you guys have to remember that. So Apple can be unfair, selfish, stingy, or whatever. But at the end it is their product and they are looking out for their own self-interest. No one is stopping Palm from making their own music catalog/store place. But instead Palm plans to benfit and increase the popularity of their mobile devices by advertising a feature that is not their own. I think its really childish that Palm thinks that they are justified in basically hacking into iTunes. If it was an underground thing like jailbreaking, getting free ringtones, and stuff like that, it would be different. But they actually made a big announcement that iTunes syncing is a go. That to me is just dumb.

posted on 10 Sep 2009, 13:33

4. nexsprint (Posts: 11; Member since: 27 Mar 2009)

I wholeheartedly agree with this being the dumbest battle but can you really blame either company? Well, maybe you can place blame but i am not surprised at all to see this happening. Apple has always been like this and will continue to be this way. And i can't blame palm for wanting to have that feature. It's gonna keep happening but the only people it affects are the cusomters paying for the service in the first place. Sad :(

posted on 10 Sep 2009, 16:22

6. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

WHO CARES! STOP USING ITUNES PEOPLE! AAC, AAC+, and eAAC are the worst quality you can get with digital music. MP3s, WMAs are waaay better quality. If you just want to pile a ton of crappy sounding songs into your phone, then by all means use iTunes. If you actually want to listen to MUSIC, go with a different form of audio track... seriously... I guess i don't understand the hype of a proprietary device with proprietary track types, that only works with proprietary software, that has an update every 2 hours that is 20-250mb per update... it seems like apple is trying to run your life with iTunes and Quicktime, then complain about microsoft.... I don't get it.

posted on 10 Sep 2009, 18:35

7. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

That may be true but iTunes is becoming somewhat standard now. I use to use Windows Media Player in the past but then all of a sudden none of the songs that I bought would play. I then clicked find a solution but nothing came up because the error was unknown. So then I moved to iTunes and haven't really encountered any problems exept for the new $1.29 music price. I personally haven't really heard music that is significantly better than AAC so there really isn't any reason to change.

posted on 10 Sep 2009, 21:21

8. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

hmmm... well i mainly use mp3's as you really can't have a problem with an mp3 becuase there isn't an option to put a license on it. if you use WMA music make sure there isn't a license and you should be fine. AAC should never become the audio standard, the quality is horrible... take a CD, rip the same track for max rate for aac, mp3, and wma. Then play it, with max rate wma will be best, then mp3, and aac dead last by a lot. Rip the same song with max rate on aac and lowest on wma, i bet the quality will be nearly identical.

posted on 10 Sep 2009, 22:49

9. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

You must be one helluvan audiophile because I can't tell a diff between mp3 and AAC through my shitty little ipod headphones. That's the only time I listen to digital music. In my car, I still rock the old fashioned cd. AAC suits my purposes as it's a smaller file than mp3 and allows me to cram more songs onto my ipod. But whatever rocks yer boat bro!

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